Allen Thompson
Born in 1962 in Manitoba. Allen is of Sauteaux descent; however, he grew up with the influence of the west coast. He began carving in 1987 under the expert guidance of Derek Wilson, Henry Robertson and his brother, Kelvin Thompson. Allen is trained in carving wood and precious metals such as gold and silver. His designs reflect a Northern influence with tremendous at attention to detail and superb craftsmanship. Allen is very aware of his native culture and hopes that through his artwork to help preserve the Northwest Coast native culture for future generations.